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in the red, but that doesn't not tell the whole story because we have triple digits here until ben bernanke spoke. he put a damper on the market, didn't say he'd quit the qe3 #. that's going ahead full bore, but the fact he was not speaking optimistically about the economy and the effects of qe3 on the economy sent a damper on the stocks. a nice way to begin the day with 75 up on the dow, 3.6 on the s&p, and, again, nasdaq is the only one in the red. lauren: sometimes the fed tie doesn't list everything. silver ending at seven month highs. look at that. david: oil, a little of a rise, natural gas, though, we want to focus on natural gas because we have seen that thing grow for the past month or so. it was up 5% today. if you're looking for some play in energy, oil seems a little too hectic for you, go to natural gas. with ce get -- can we get that up there? okay. switch to airlines. lauren: they are seeing a pop today. as you see, there was a report out earlier saying the outlook for the airline industry is improving. that's a good sign. look at that. up arrows across the board. david: ibm,
of the fourth quarter. then the fed chairman started speaking, ben bernanke offering his best defense for pouring more fed dollars in economy, and the markets pulled back. rich edson will have more on mr. bernanke's speech coming up. and the dow is still up, 161 points, that is the biggest intraday point gain, by the way, since september the 13th financial stocks leading the dow right now including, yes, the bank of america, america express, jpmorgan all having banner days. microsoft remaining the biggest laggard after two price targets cuts from jeffrey's and rbc. we've got traders at the new york stock exchange, the cme group and the nymex. let's take a look at the cme, charlie needles, the cme. charlie, what a day? is it all on the back of the ism numbers? >> it is. you know, chi pmi came out overnight, and that showed things have stabilized there, in china. european pmi was in line, not lighting the world on fire. a little concern over the employment situation there. but if you look at the breakdown of the u.s. pmi, you kind of hit on all cylinders. the prices paid was actually a
spending and i don't criticize ben bernanke for doing what he did with qe three, primarily the numbers look bad-- >> of aalways been in the-- >> and i tell you, never criticized, one you've never criticized. >> neil, neil, this is the only thing left. if you don't have-- >> come on, i think you doth protest too much. dagen. >> i think what ryan says does ring true. because obama care and the bowles simpson panel completely off the table. medicare don't touch it. medicaid, do ent touch it. in fact, paul ryan did work with alice rivlin on something like proposed for medicare and left out of the final proposal. if you're going to tackle it, tackle it all at once, because, again, you have to worry about the setup, oh, tax reform and we do end up raising tax revenue, but then they end up not doing anything about the looming true monsters that are on the horizon for the country. >> neil: adam? >> neil, i think you put paul ryan on the hot seat and he adequately squirmed out of it. if you're in a boat and the boat is sinking and someone hands you a bucket, no, thank you, i don't need that bucket i
now. we were listening to ben bernanke a short time ago. you see yield on that, down a basis point. we'll be right back. >> i'm dennis kneale with your fox business brief. u.s. builders trimmed their activity for a second straight month in august. construction spending slipped .7 of 1% to seasonally adjusted $837 billion. >>> honda expanding north american recall to include more than 600,000 accord mid-sized sedans. the recall aims to address a potential power steering fluid leak that could cause a fire under the hood t affects 2003 through 2007 model years equipped with v-6 engines. >>> more of us are getting our news on the go. a new pew research survey more than half of adult americans own a tablet computer or smartphone. one-third to view news as stories and video clips at least once a week the survey found 20% of mobile users said they paid for online subscription in the last year. fox business is free. that's the latest from the fox business, giving you the power to prosper melissa: it is quarter to. as we do every 15 minutes let's check on the markets. nicole petallides on the f
, right now? our own peter barnes asked fed chief ben bernanke today and he sort of made aoke of the whole thing. >> i know how it happens. it sort of happens over a nice meal at a french restaurant and -- [laughter] there is a discussion of the data and everybody says, what do you think? yeah, okay. melissa: that is his explanation for how the official committee decide whether or not we're in a recession. he didn't really answer the question it turns out. we get one piece of good news like the manufacturing expanding for the first time in four months. we still have a laundry list of bad numbers. unemployment still above 8%. second quarter gdp revised to near stagnant 1.3% growth. durable goodsorders falling 13% in august. the chicago business barometer showing the first contraction in business activity in three years. so what is the truth? why don't we have someone actually willing to answer the question. ihf chief economist. nariman behravesh. thanks for joining us. what do you think of ben bernanke sort of joking about the question? i understand he was trying to lighten up what might be
possible reason, ben bernanke. the fed chairman defended his money printing ways today but he also said congress must do more to ss ace the recovery. >>> american express will pay more than $112 million. regulators allege that amex misled customers about debt collected, discriminated against certain card applicants and charged improper late fees. are we in a recession right here, right now? our own peter barnes asked fed chief ben bernanke today and he sort of made a joke of the whole thing. >> i know how it happens. it sort of happens over a nice meal at a french restaurant and -- [laughter] there is a discussion of the data and everybody says, what do you think? yeah, okay. melissa: that is his explanation for how the official committee decide whether or not we're in a recession. he didn't really answer the question it turns out. we get one piece of good news like the manufacturing expanding for the first time in four months. we still have a laundry list of bad numbers. unemployment still above 8%. second quarter gdp revised to near stagnant 1.3% growth. durable goods orders falling 1
it begs a question, how much trouble are we in? shortly ben bernanke would not have taken this extraordinary and unprecedented step of monetary easing -- >> before the election. lou: before the election if he did not think that he was anticipating a reality that has not presented itself yet. >> and that was a problem with the comment today from the fed had his beaucoup said, i don't think it's going to work. his boss, ben bernanke, saying, things are really ugly. i have the numbers. i think that probably we should do something now because it is serious. lou: always put that away. whether it is serious the fact of the matter is this housing market looks like it is offering some support. but when you look at the broader , macro economic reality you have to question even whether this is an illusion. i think -- >> it is not inconsistent to look at the housing market. going down so low for so long with interest rates so low. people have to live somewhere. iran has moved up. housing may have bottomed out. it does not mean we will have a bull market in housing. having said that,
as ben bernanke's easy money policies make investors feel good. we take that up with lou, neant money line, stocks finishing lower on the day, but posting the third best quarter since 2010. the dow jones industrial's dropping 49 points. s&p is down six and a half, and nasdaq down 20, but still well off the lows of the day. dragging the market today, consumer spending, up just half a percent, increase because of higher gasoline prices. oversea, bank of spain releasing an audit showing seven of the countries failed stress tests despite anxiety about the eurozone. the big three indexes up 44% for the quarter. a federal judge today delivering a blow to the future trading commission and its effort to implement portions of the dodd-frank financial reform law. the judge rejected regulations that would have capped the amount of positions a trader can hold and the size of that position in various commodities. the chairman of the cftc says he's disappointed by the ruling and the agency is looking for new ways to get their way. well, my next guest says the dismal economic news of the week remits
in september for the first time in 4 months. but construct went down. and federal reserve chairman ben bernanke defended fed's policies for the first time since launching qe3, saying that fed needs to drive down borrowing costs because the economy is not growing fast enough to reduce high unemployment. surely there is a left in which employment can be created. >> there will belay offs at lockheed-martin in the beginning of the year, but they will not warn the employees of impeding li offs as it is legally retired to today, obama labor department told lockheed they do not need to abide by the law. telling lockheed it will cover potential legal costs if they incur any benpality, obama administration. clearly does not want those layoff notices delivered just days before the election. >> president obama downplaying expectations for wednesday's debate. saying he is an okay debater, according to a new washington post abc news poll, 55 percent of likely voters think that president will win this first debate, and 41% think that romney will win. joining me now, ed klein, author of "new york times" best
against inflation, though ben bernanke hasn't stopped printing money, nor has the central bank in europe, so one has to expect that there is still some concern about inflation along the line. but again, gold as well as oil coming down, and look at the foreign markets. this is what we woke up to, and it continued throughout the day through our close. the foreign markets really getting hit, over 2% in some of these foreign markets and that, of course, weighing very heavily on both the dow and the s&p. well, when the bell begins -- when the bell rings, the action begins. has the september swoon finally begun? we have two top strategists who are going to duke it out, a bull and a bear. also 55% of new small business other thans say they would not start a company today. the reason? regulations. we're going to be talking to the ceo of the national federation of independent businesses about what they want to see get done. also top strategists breaking down how to play the housing recovery. since he last joined us, his recommendation is up more than 25%. now that we have today's pullback, is it
under president obama because of all the money printing he's done. >> the money printing that ben bernanke has done. >> supporting the treasury and borrowing by obama. what romney understands, david, and president obama is clueless about, there's a big difference between tax credits and tax rates. cutting tax rates gives you incentive to invest in plant and equipment which then allows you to hire people, because you're going to get to keep an extra amount of money on each dollar of profit you make. cutting tax credits does not hurt incentive, because tax credits are temporary and does not encourage investment. >> steve, i want to keep it on the simplification, because that's success i can identify with. i haven't my own taxes in a long time. the reason is, because it's just too complex. i'm not a small business. if i was a small business, i'd have to do devote hundreds of hours of time, a lot of money, to figuring the thing out. >> that's right. the irs has figured out, david, that last year we spent 6.5 billion hours filling out tax forms, the equivalent of 2 1/2 million full-tim
chair ben bernanke announced qb three. overseas, spain announcing its budget for next year. you have to love that. a draft budget. the spaniards are not happy about it all. it took to the streets again today, third day in a row if you are counting the austerity watch. the country must convince europe and the world that it can effectively deal with its debt crisis. the market moving higher today on speculation as well that the central bank of china may move to stimulate the world's second-largest economy, which is dragging along at an estimated, at best, 4-5% growth rate. in economic news we told you earlier that gdp in durable goods fell, but weekly jobless claims surprised some by falling 26,000 last week to 359,000, the lowest level in just about two months. contracts to buy previously owned homes fell over two and a half percent in august, but still above last year. joining me now, the chairman and ceo of bedford oak advisers. great to have you here. 13% plunge in durable goods orders. two percentage. existing home sales. and the market is in love. what's going on? >> he predicted
and former u.s. treasury consultants. welcome to the show. great to have you here. ben bernanke speaking today -- >> very good to be here. >> thank you. gerri: the federal reserve chairman speaking today and said we are not in a recession. it is not likely we will be in recession. very optimistic. very upbeat. are you? >> no. i think we are probably losing momentum if we are not in a recession we are close to. the big problem is at the end of the year if we have not done something about the fiscal cliff we are going to be in recession very definitely. the rest of the world is slowing down as well. so certainly the momentum is not good. whether the growth number for the fourth quarter is a half a percent or three-quarters of% or zero it will feel pretty much the same. we will be close enough to recession to put some real pressure on the lame-duck congress to do something about that fiscal clef. gerri: motors recently in a poll, 60 percent of them said the u.s. is in a recession. at some point it becomes self reinforcing from the people who could take us out of this we don't want to spend
numbers come down even further. are these the numbers that forced ben bernanke, even though i don't think he is making the right move, is this what he felt compelled to do all he did in qe-3? >> we have seen this. third-quarter gdp number since 2008. we are churning through what happened inventory in the economy in 2008. we will live through the same cycle in 2012. we are really looking at the data that ben bernanke's right, it looks like we are looking into another recession here, even though the stock market says the all-time highs are bumping up levels where we would not be seeing additional stimulus. david: i hear a lot of people expressing their october surprises. we have had some of this before, 1987, is anybody down there expecting those? >> yes, they are. keep in mind, something happens that is profoundly different. we have seen a meaningful location out of consumer staples and financials end technology. that is eerie. people are really starting to get data. is this the beginning of the end of an october debacle or something new? that is the argument that is going on on the floor
easing, ben bernanke making his case, our rich edson is standing by live with bernanke in indianapolis. >> and we are blowing the lid off what a producer here is calling a pork-alypse. why last week's warning of a global bacon shortage is now being called hogwash. tracy: it was scary at the moment. now let's go to nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange. we have quite a rally. nicole: so far so good. the bulls out on wall street say hey i will take it. the dow jones industrials are up more than 1%. we have seen all the dow components 29 of the 30 in the green with the exception of microsoft. cisco hovering around the unchanged line. for the most part all have up arrows. less worries about europe, certainly one thing we have noticed. also the ism number coming in and that showed expansion rather than three months of contraction for u.s. manufacturing. so that was good news there. let's take a look here at goldman sachs. when you are looking at goldman sachs, it is interesting because in barron's over the weekend, we call this one the barron's bounce; right? well, barron's sayin
you're going to see it pick up especially thanks to ben bernanke and 50-year lows on interest rates, hole ri cow. and a lot of those home-building stocks, my god, they're up 900, 200% -- 100, 200%. david: i've got to argue with you on one point, do you really think a two-tenths of a percent drop is going to get people to buy houses? cheryl: i actually think that you are going to see, finally, those numbers begin to take hold as far as sales go because consumer confidence is beginning to rebound, and we all know that a piece of housing wealth in your portfolio if you're a homeowner -- david: okay. these, by the way, just as i'm about to refer to them, ernie's going to put it back up on the screen. there are the home builders, and hovnanian, i think it was over 6%, so it's coming off its lows. but, again, as cheryl rightly points out, the highs -- these stocks have just been zooming ahead. we had uri hovnanian a month ago, and he was ecstatic. thank you very much, cheryl, i'll try to do you justice. let's switch to nicole petallides now and turn to oil which is seeing another down day
, it will keep doing so as long as ben bernanke keeps it going, i think, we have catted chatted about this before, we live in an environment, where each party is captive to the extreme elements that don't want to budge. if you try to rein in the growth of entitlement you are throwing grandma off the cliff on your side, if you try to address you know closing loopholes and credits and allowances that allow some, to not pay taxes you raise taxes so tea partiers hate you, you can't move the ball forward whether that is how we play the game. >> there needs to be honesty here, sam nun has it right, the challenge is not because of anything that republicans have done or democrats have done, but because of changing demographics am demographic trends are the most difficult to change. and they have been coming at us for years, and we have known this is coming for years, we keep putting it off, saying, well, i'll just demagogue the issue in this election, then we'll deal with it later on. well, you can't do that. the baby boomer started retiring. started swelling the ranks, demographically of the people draw
: by the way, governor, ben bernanke was talking about it yesterday. recession, whether we're in one or not. he of course said no. other people, economist david malpass and others say we may actually be in recession right now. did you ask that of your executives or do they have a consensus whether we're in one or going towards one? >> we didn't ask it that way. we ask every quarter what do they think gdp will be. this is the last time we ask for 2012. they dropped from 2.1 to 1.9 growth. you saw official revision in the last quarter all the way down to 1.3. what is bothering families, family incomes dropped four consecutive years. 8% over the last four years. home values are still suffering in so many areas around the country. i think for families they know somebody in the family. the extended family is laid off unemployed looking for work. they don't feel so good about their own circumstances. their confidence is shaken but more importantly the company that might hire them is wondering what are the rules? can i go out and hire? can i invest. we have lot of work to do. we would like to increase
of economically growth in washington right now? ben bernanke trying to create the wealth effect. everybody feels more wealthy because the asset prices are going up, that helps the economy come around. by the same token if you look to the democratic side of things, if you look at the other guys, now we have to expand government and that will get the economy turning. i found that odd both of those are being played together at the exact same time right now. stuart: see you again soon. according to new polls for president obama has a big lead in the female vote over mitt romney. in ohio the president leads romney 60-35 among women. now obama deputy campaign manager says women don't care about the president's record. listen to this. >> they're not really concerned about what is happening over the last four years. stuart: congresswoman joins us now. it is very hard to get around or explain the enormous lead president obama seems to have among women voters. i put it to you they're going to be president because they're getting bought on that issue. tell me i am wrong. >> i do think you're a little bit w
and that usually is a combination that the head of the federal reserve and ben bernanke and the new york fed and the treasury secretary so this is my statistically insignificant survey of wall street executives and who is in running for this job. jack lew is inside the white house and white house chief of staff pretty high marks. they think he is the most likely guy to be treasury secretary according to the people i talk to. major wall street ceos and the executive suite players i deal with. to comes after where it gets interesting the names that are bounced around erskine bowles from north carolina considered a moderate to conservative democrat bonn the president's deficit reduction committee with alan simpson and pretty good and we should point out he is there too but the president ignored a lot of his -- [talking over each other] >> he is seen as a guy who can bring democrats and republicans like him. the other guy out there whose name is bounced around and bounced around for four years is the ceo of black rock. i consider him a friend. the upside to larry is clearly there is no smarter g
understood, but that money that ben bernanke has been printing has been used to buy that debt and that's pushed treasury prices way up, bubble level. it is a bubble. what happens when it bursts? it will eventually. pretty soon people who lend it will say you can't pay it back and then you have killed the dollar. and the interest rates goes straight up and the economy goes straight down and ben will be unable to print out of trouble because it was printing that got us into the mess in the first place, i do not have a solution, only the conviction that we're indeed in another bubble and i don't know exactly how it will shake out. i don't know which investment will do well eventually, but i do know that this bubble will burst and when that happens, there will be a river of tears. so anyway, i've been to a lot of places. you know, i've helped a lot of people save a lot of money. but today...( sfx: loud noise of large metal object hitting the ground) things have been a little strange. (sfx: sound of piano smashing) roadrunner: meep meep. meep meep? (sfx: loud thud sound) what a strange plac
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